English Coonhound Information

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(Redtick Coonhound) The English Coonhound is a breed with a strong, well-proportioned, muscular build. They have a deep chest and their muscles are well-defined. Their loin is comparatively broad and their back is strong and slopes gracefully into the neck. Their broad head features a square-shaped muzzle that is well in proportion to the skull. They have a black nose and their teeth close in a scissors bite. The English Coonhound has a hard, short-haired coat. Coat colors for this breed include blue and white ticked, red and white ticked, tri-colored with ticking, white and black, and red and white. They have a moderately long, high-set tail.

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The English Coonhound is an energetic, lively breed. They have incredible stamina and speed, and they are outstanding hunting dogs. As a companion, the English Coonhound is very loyal and devoted to its family. The breed is alert, self-assured, and generally sociable. They are very rarely timid or shy. They are a competitive breed by nature, and while they are almost always good with children, they are often leery of strangers and aggressive towards other dogs. For this reason, the English Coonhound should be socialized at an early age. Because of their propensity to chase after things and follow interesting scents, the English Coonhound shouldn’t be let off its leash in an unsafe area.

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21 – 27 inches
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40 – 65 pounds
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General Health

There are no recorded health issues or concerns for the English Coonhound. This breed typically lives for 11 to 12 years.

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The English Coonhound is said to share the same history as all other coonhound breeds. Most coonhounds (with the exception of the Plott Hound) are descendants of the English Foxhound. The English Coonhound was first registered by the UKC under the name “English Fox and Coonhound”. During that time, the breed was heavily used as a fox hunter. Two coonhound breeds within the English Coonhound category, the Redbone and the Black and Tan, were given separate breed status. All other treeing coonhounds were called “English” after the turn of the century. All of these breeds, including the Bluetick Coonhound and the Treeing Walker Coonhound, were considered the same breed. The only characteristic that separated them was the color of their coat. In 1945, dogs with heavily ticked coats were separated from the English Coonhounds, thus the creation of the Bluetick Coonhound breed. In 1946, the tri-colored hounds earned the name “Treeing Walker Coonhounds”. Although red-ticked dogs are most predominate, tri-colored and blue-ticked English Coonhounds still exist.

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The short-haired coat of the English Coonhound is easy to groom and maintain. The coat should be brushed with a firm bristle brush and dry shampooed only as necessary. This breed is a moderate shedder.

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Ideal Environment

The English Coonhound is not suitable for life in a small household or apartment. They are a very active breed indoors, and they are happiest with acreage. This breed needs extensive amounts of running on a daily basis. Without sufficient daily exercise, this breed will become destructive. Because of their propensity to chase and follow scents, this breed shouldn’t be kept off a leash.

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How does the redtick Coonhound act around the age 7 or 8 still very energetic or more laid back? Thanks!

more laid back but will still keep up or out run most 2-3 yr old dogs. when on the trail and will always be first at tree


we have our first coonhound.... We need to send his papers in but we are not sure what we should mark on his color???? I also have another question after searching for pictures to send our papers in. Our dog does not have a solid black nose does this mean he is not full blooded???

I would register as a redtick/bluetick. Hope this helps.


My fiance and I rescued a dog from the pound last year. We believe that he is a redtick coonhound especially after reading all of the traits and characteristics. I'm pretty sure that he isnt a full blooded redtick but I really have no idea. The pound had all of his papers (the previous owner kept them all and brought them in with him), so we know that he is now 3 years old. I'm afraid that we dont live in the right environment to raise a dog like him (apartment in a city). But we were afraid that he would be put to sleep if we didnt take him. He gets at least two long walks/runs a day when we allow him to "hunt" and sniff and do all the dog things he wants to do. He seems agressive towards dogs and doesnt heel very well. Is there a book or video that you recommend to help with his training? He has impvoved over the last year and we want to continue to help him. Sorry for the long question.

We have a Redtick Coonhound that we got from the shelter. He wasn't leash trained when we got him. I recommend getting the Halti lead trainer. It works great and keeps them from pulling. Once they get the command down you can start to slowly wing them off it.


We are adopting a 7 yr old red tick from the area shelter, are there any concerns or suggestions about her first days in her new surroundings I should keep in mind?

ive gotta few english coondogs an one thang ive learned is dont let it off the lease till its used to its new home


I have gotten a Coonhound in as a rescue. She looks exactly like the English Coonhounds that I have seen in pictures on this site. My question is does the English Coonhound always have the ticking in their coats? This hound is just red and white.

They don't always have the red ticking. I've owned this breed with just one red spot on it's side.


My husband found a Red Tick Coonhound in a state park while hiking. She had no micro-chip and was starving, so we've kept her. We've had her two months and she seems to have settled into our house well. The vet thinks that she's between 6 and 8 years old. My husband and I both work, so we renovated a small bedroom for her use during the day by installing linoleum floor and putting a tall dog gate on the door. In that room, she has a futon for a bed. I cover the futon with a plastic mattress cover, a sheet and several blankets for her to nest in. As soon as I put her in the room, either at night or during the day, she jumps on the futon, makes a nest out of the blankets and pees on them. While we are at work, she might pee on the futon twice and pees several times on the puppy training pads I put on the floor. My guess is that she lived in an outdoor kennel where she could pee anytime. I would like her to stop peeing on the futon where she sleeps. Any ideas why she would do this or how to make her stop? We have two other dogs who are not locked up during the day, and I'm wondering if she's marking her territory.


is there still a bertenony breed

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